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CHILDREN, EXERCISE AND MATH. By James Lanza, CPFI

What do they have in common? Everything! A new study that was published and presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th annual meeting in Baltimore suggested that students who were more physically fit did better in standardized testing than students who were not.

A study that was done on sixth graders in a middle school in Illinois showed remarkable differences in students who met cardiovascular fitness than those who were not in the same shape. The students who were more active and physically fit were six times more likely to meet or exceed the reading standards and two and a half times to meet the math standards.

WOW! Do you think it’s now time to get little Johnny and Suzy off the couch and take them to a park?

For years I’ve been writing about our children and the future. With all of the research and studies that have been done we know we have an epidemic in this country. We are a fat nation. We have fat children.

I know I might offend some of you but you know what? I don’t care. Maybe that needs to hit home a little. We have the opportunities. We have the information. We have the knowledge. We have the sources. We have a private training facility! Now go out and use them!

Children are getting diabetes. High cholesterol. High blood pressure. Heart problems. Bone and joint problems.

I’ve lived my whole life with a fat child inside me. I know how it feels. And I’m not going to put the blame on a child. It’s mom and dad who bring them to these garbage dumps for a diet of Burger King slop or McDonalds crap. Because that’s what it is. Slop and crap. There’s no nutritional value in any of those places. Stay away from them. They’re bad for you!!!!!!

Now that we have more information regarding our children and the fact that exercise improves not only health but reading and math skills let’s do it!

Get them away from the T.V., the computer and the video games and get them outside! Maybe you can join them. Hey..There’s an idea. Join them.

Thanks for listening and have a healthy day!

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